Posts Tagged ‘ Voter Suppression ’

President Obama rips Voter ID laws while reminiscing about ‘crazy’ birthers

April 13, 2014
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President Obama rips Voter ID laws while reminiscing about ‘crazy’ birthers

President Obama garnered laughter while speaking at a New York event hosted by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on Friday as he remembered  the noisy controversy over his birth certificate just  a few years ago. Obama seized the moment to blast strict new voter ID laws. Obama said, “Folks may learn that without a document…

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Quietly Florida passes new rule prohibiting using the restroom while waiting in long lines to vote

April 10, 2014
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Quietly Florida passes new rule  prohibiting using the restroom while waiting in long lines to vote

Dramatically long lines in Florida drove away at least 201,000 voters in 2012 while waiting in some instances for over 6 hours and now that state faces another hurdle to cast a vote. The Miami-Dade County Elections Department earlier this year quietly implemented a policy which  closes the bathrooms at all polling facilities, according to disability…

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Former House Speaker denied voter ID card in Texas after voting since 1944

November 3, 2013
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Former House Speaker denied voter ID card in Texas after voting since 1944

Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied a voter ID card Saturday at a Texas Department of Public Safety office and says, “Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me an ID.” Wright has voted in every election since 1944. About ten days ago, a Texas district judge was almost barred…

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The GOP is having voter suppression-gasms, but voter fraud investigations came up empty again

September 1, 2013
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The GOP is having voter suppression-gasms, but voter fraud investigations came up empty again

It wasn’t until Barack Obama won the Presidential election in 2012, that Republicans began having voter suppression-gasms. And then he won again. Republicans suddenly justified strict measures which will make it tougher to register voters. But no widespread voter fraud has been uncovered and they’ve looked everywhere. In fact, in Florida, no arrests for voter fraud…

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With a straight face Rep Louie Gohmert said there is no racial discrimination in Texas

July 27, 2013
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With a straight face Rep Louie Gohmert said there is no racial discrimination in Texas

Rep. Louie Gohmert appeared on Fox News Saturday to weigh in on the Justice Department’s revelation that they plan to use what’s left of the Voting Rights Act to review voter suppression, starting with Texas.Gohmert said almost verbatim what Governor Perry said calling it ‘utter contempt’ of the Constitution for the government’s effort to prevent Texas…

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Justice Dept to use what’s left of Voting Rights to go after discriminatory gerrymandering in Texas

July 25, 2013
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Justice Dept to use what’s left of Voting Rights to go after discriminatory gerrymandering in Texas

Even though the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in June, Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will use what’s left of the law to go after what it considers discriminatory practices and he’s starting with Texas in a dispute over Republicans drawing new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts. Holder will have…

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North Carolina Republicans in a voter suppression frenzy, now pushing even harsher restrictions

July 19, 2013
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North Carolina Republicans in a voter suppression frenzy, now pushing even harsher restrictions

North Carolina is amping up on voter suppression by Senate Republicans who unveiled a new voter ID bill Thursday that would further restrict the forms of photo identification accepted at the polls totalling the elimination of at least half of IDs required. Early voting is also targeted, as well as same-day registration. Eliminated forms of…

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Top Pennsylvania Republican Admits Voter ID Laws Helped Suppress Obama Voters

July 17, 2013
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Top Pennsylvania Republican Admits Voter ID Laws Helped Suppress Obama Voters

Republicans claim that Voter ID laws are to protect the integrity of our vote, but that’s a facade – albeit a transparent one — to implement voter suppression. Pennsylvania Republican House Leader Mike Turzai (R-PA) last year admitted that Voter ID efforts were created to suppress Democratic votes.  He said that Voter ID “is gonna allow Governor Romney…

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Report: Out of the 900 ‘dead voters’ Fox News claimed cast ballots, as it turns out, there were none

July 8, 2013
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Report: Out of the 900 ‘dead voters’ Fox News claimed cast ballots, as it turns out, there were none

Fox News talks the game of voter fraud, but then it falls flat when facts come up. If you recall, Fox claimed there were 900 ‘dead voters’ casting ballots in South Carolina. They knew if for a fact because a guy said so. As it turns out, out of the 900, there are no dead…

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Voter ID: Governor of Virginia just signed off in support of Voter Suppression, to start next year

March 26, 2013
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Voter ID: Governor of Virginia just signed off in support of Voter Suppression, to start next year

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R)  signed a bill Tuesday touted by his fellow Republican counterparts. Starting next year, Virginian law ill require all voters to have photo Ids in order to cast a vote.                 This tactic is nothing more than Voter Suppression, but it’s a Republican step we’ll see…

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On Voter Suppression: Supreme Court rejects 30 year GOP effort at Voter Intimidation

January 14, 2013
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On Voter Suppression: Supreme Court rejects 30 year GOP effort at Voter Intimidation

The Republican effort to end a 30 year old court order which attempts to prevent intimidation of minority voters  was unsuccessful. The Supreme Court has rejected their appeal without comment from the Justices.                   The AP reports, “The order stems from a lawsuit filed by Democrats in New Jersey in 1981 that…

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Looking at 2012: Fox & Friends find voter suppression, a black man opening the door for little ol’ white ladies

January 2, 2013
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Looking back at 2012 and the many Fox clips available, where each day’s freak out surpasses the previous one, it’s hard to find their funniest meltdown. After running a campaign for Mitt Romney at their ‘fair and balanced’ news station which encompassed justifying real voter suppression while also condoning True the Vote descending on the…

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